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Sony warns of battery fire risk in Vaio computers

Tokyo - Sony Corp on Friday urged consumers to stop using some models of its Vaio Fit 11A personal computer launched in February, because of a risk that the battery might overheat and catch fire.

The Japanese electronics giant said three computers had caught fire in Hong Kong, China and Japan.

Sony stopped short of a recall but urged people to stop using the computers while it checks serial numbers.

DPA


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